Pedestrian Seriously Injured by Motorist in Prospect Heights Last Night

Photo: Zach Fried

A pedestrian was seriously injured by a motorist in Prospect Heights early this morning, according to witnesses and FDNY.

At around 12:25 a.m., the driver of a BMW sedan struck a woman at Flatbush Avenue at St. Marks Avenue. The crash happened near the home of Zach Fried and his fiancée, an emergency room nurse who administered CPR to the victim.

The victim sustained massive head injuries, according to Fried. An FDNY spokesperson told Streetsblog she was transported to Kings County Hospital in cardiac arrest.

Fried said FDNY responders indicated that the driver was speeding, and that NYPD told his fiancée the driver was arrested for DWI. The NYPD public information office had no record of the crash. This is typical for crashes in which no one is pronounced dead at the scene.

This crash occurred in the 78th Precinct. To voice your concerns about neighborhood traffic safety directly to Deputy Inspector Michael Ameri, the commanding officer, go to the next precinct community council meeting. The 78th Precinct council meetings happen on the last Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the precinct, 65 Sixth Avenue. Call 718-636-6410 for information.

The intersection where this crash occurred is on the border of City Council districts represented by Steve Levin and Tish James. Contact Levin and James to encourage them to take action to improve street safety in their districts and citywide.